Fencing Sport Club (european) La Jolla, CA
Classical fencing is a Western martial
art that focuses on the practical application of the sword
and its use in preparation for self-defense and personal
combat. It differs from modern fencing in which the martial
aspects of the weapon have been largely forgotten.
As a student of classical fencing, you will learn to use
a sword as it was used in the 19th century when fencing was
practiced as an art and science, as preparation for a duel,
and as a recreational pasttime.
While the focus is on realism, all modern safety precautions
are used; weapons are blunt and students wear protective
gear (glove, jacket, and mask). Classical fencing stresses
control, both of yourself and of your weapon, and it is this
focus on self-discipline and awareness which makes it similar
to Eastern martial arts.